Soccer-Barca can refocus on football under Martino (Reuters)

By Iain Rogers MADRID, July 23 (Reuters) – Barcelona’s swift decision to replace Tito Vilanova with Gerardo Martino is a bold move not without risk but should at least allow the players to refocus on football after the unwelcome distractions of recent months. The Spanish champions announced on Friday that Vilanova, 44, was unable to continue because of the demands of his cancer treatment and the club said on Tuesday they had hired 50-year-old Argentine Martino, a former Newell’s Old Boys coach in his native Rosario, on a two-year contract. …

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